Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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I often anchor and pick up mooring balls with the main up, BUT THE MAINSHEET EASED. If anchored with the main up, the boom is going to get really annoying, if not outright dangerous.
I also like to sail off a mooring or anchor (the latter is more difficult, but doable).
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As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)